Calla Harper

Brief biography

I am a junior majoring in Mathematics with a concentration on Secondary Education at Louisiana State University. I am a member of the Geaux Teach Program and an officer of the Geaux Teach Student Organization. When I am able, I tutor local high school students struggling with math. In the summer of 2016, I worked as a Residential Assistant for the camp Math Circle at LSU. Currently, I am working on a research project with Dr. Stephen Shipman that focuses on improving teaching methods for Vector Calculus. In the future, I hope to become an educator capable of truly inspiring students, in the same way that my past teachers have inspired me.

Mathematical and Educational Activities

The purpose of the Demarcus D. Smith III Mathematics scholarship is to provide support to full-time undergraduate students involved in the Department of Mathematics at LSU. This scholarship serves as an aid to students that are pursuing mathematical education and research. My name is Calla Harper. I am a junior majoring in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education at LSU. Currently, I am involved in a research project with Dr. Stephen Shipman that involves improving teaching methods for Vector Calculus. I plan on presenting my work with Dr. Shipman at the Discover Day at LSU in the spring of 2017. In addition, I will continue to tutor local high school math students. I also plan to be an active member of the Geaux Teach program and student organization. In the summer, I will apply to be a teaching assistant in the summer enrichment program called Math Circle at LSU. Over the next few semesters I have left at LSU, I will continue to develop my teaching abilities, as well as expand and refine my knowledge in mathematics.